San Francisco Series by Jorge Colombo: Guess the Medium!

San Francisco Series by Jorge Colombo: Guess the Medium!

Susie Nadler
Nov 19, 2009

You are never going to believe the medium artist Jorge Colombo used to create these enchanting San Francisco scenes. As an SF native, I'm amazed by how beautifully Colombo captures the city's colors and moods in this series. But I'm equally amazed by the tools he used to do it! Can you guess?

Colombo created these city portraits, as well as a series of New York scenes, using the Brushes app on his iPhone. Incredible. I can barely manage to type a text message accurately! The subtlety of these landscapes makes it hard to believe they were created on a little 2.5"x3.5" screen that fits in the artist's pocket. But obviously part of the beauty of creating art on a portable device is that you can do it anywhere, absorbing the sensory experience of a place even as you attempt to put it on a "canvas."

Jorge Colombo's work has been featured on the cover of The New Yorker, and is currently appearing weekly on the magazine's website. Prints of his work, including the images pictured above along with the New York series, are available on 20x200. And an extensive portfolio is of course available for viewing on the artist's own website.

Want to try out the Brushes app for yourself? Learn more here.

(Images: Jorge Colombo / 20x200)

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